Wednesday, January 7, 2009

American Society of Cinematographers Nominees

The big news with this morning's ASC nominees is that The Dark Knight moved into a slot ahead of presumed nominee Milk. Hopefully this is just the first of the coming tech guilds that recognize the myriad achievements of Chris Nolan's new-classic.

Roger Deakins somewhat unexpectedly picked up two nominations (or 1 1/2 I guess) here as well. It would be just his luck if he again received 2 nods from the Academy, only to split his own vote, as he did last year with No Country and The Assassination of Jesse James. Other than that, Wally Pfister and Anthony Dod Mantle were shoo-ins here, so no big changes in the front runners in my view. Here are the nominees (via Awardsdaily):

Roger Deakins, Revolutionary Road
Roger Deakins & Chris Menges, The Reader
Anthony Dod Mantle, Slumdog Millionaire
Claudio Miranda, Benjamin Button
Wally Pfister, The Dark Knight

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